Project 3: Personal Project 1 Semester 1 2012


While creating your personal project, please be aware that you are designing your images.  Pay special attention to the use of the elements of design:

Elements of Art & Design:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Value
  • Space

Principles of Art & Design:

  • Balance
  • Proportion
  • Rhythm
  • Emphasis
  • Unity

The following project uses many of the elements and principles: here

Here you will find great examples of symmetry: here


For your project 1:

  1. Feel inspired by the subject matter
  2. Flood your eyes and ears with media that inspires you: films, music, photography, design, art, et al.
  3. Write down your ideas.
  4. Do use quality lighting; either studio lighting or shoot when the light is beautiful; magic hour. Modify your light if using natural light; bounce cards, diffusion – something make your subject stand out from all the other objects in the shot.
  5. Shoot in RAW, not JPG. RAW is 16 bit and allows for greater flexibility when editing.
  6. Shoot a lot of images. At minimum 100.
  7. Adjust your work in Lightroom
  8. 10 images final.



TimeScapes 4K from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

TimeScapes: Rapture 4K from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

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